Events

Red Letter Christians Interview with Mimi Haddad
May 26, 2018 - May 26, 2018

Red Letter Christian leaders Dr. Tony Campolo and Shane Claiborne present a Christian commentary on the way of Jesus in the world today. In this May 27, 2018 podcast, Tony and Shane talk with Dr. Mimi Haddad, a leader in Christian feminism, about patriarchy and what needs to be done to change things in this world.

You can listen to this interview on Red Letter Christian's SoundCloud.

Sexual Harassment: Defining and Responding as Christians and Journalists
April 05, 2018 - April 05, 2018

At the annual convention of the Evangelical Press Association in April 2018, Dr. Mimi Haddad will serve on the panel for a session on "Sexual Harassment: Defining and Responding as Christians and Journalists," moderated by Dr. Sandra Glahn.

Women’s Leadership in Church History: How the Early Evangelicals Promoted Biblical Gender Equality
March 09, 2018 - March 09, 2018

Dr. Mimi Haddad will lead a discussion on "Women’s Leadership in Church History: How the Early Evangelicals Promoted Biblical Gender Equality” at the Ras Beirut Christian Church. Haddad’s lecture, offered in English and Arabic, will consider how women throughout history used their gifts in advancing the Church’s mission. In particular, the lecture will examine women leaders among the early evangelicals as they enlarged the social and theological understanding of Christian faith in their varied communities. 

Faith, Development, and Gender Consortium
January 23, 2018 - January 23, 2018

Dr. Haddad joined a consortium of leaders working in faith, development and gender communities to explore justice through a more intentional engagement of research and outreach through a cross discipline approach. 

Is God Male?
January 17, 2018 - January 17, 2018

CBE was a recipient of the Wilshire Baptist Church Mission Plus Grant to expand outreach on behalf of gender equality through literature distribution through partners and events in Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa; Kenya; Uganda; the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC); and Haiti! Following a very successful partnership, Mimi Haddad was invited to lead a podcast on “Is God Male?” to explore the impact of theological patriarchy on development and gender justice globally. 

Gender and Bible Translation
November 14, 2017 - November 14, 2017

At the Evangelical Theological Society's (ETS) national convention in Providence, Rhode Island, November 15, 2017, Mimi Haddad served as moderator for the panel, “Gender and Bible Translation.” Panelists included Craig Blomberg, Tremper Longman III, Mark Strauss, and Cynthia Westfall. Panelists responded to Dr. Aloo Mojola’s paper “Bible Translation and Gender—Challenges and Opportunities, with specific reference to sub-Saharan Africa.” Dr. Mojola presented this paper at CBE’s Orlando Conference, July 2017.

"A Trail of Translation Error: How Katharine Bushnell Challenged Distorted Bible Translations"
November 14, 2017 - November 14, 2017

The Evangelical Theological Society's 69th annual meeting will be held November 15-17, 2017, in Providence, Rhode Island. The theme of the conference will be "The Heritage of the Reformation."

Dr. Mimi Haddad will present her paper "A Trail of Translation Error: How Katharine Bushnell Challenged Distorted Bible Translations" as a workshop at the event.

A medical missionary and social activist, Dr. Katharine Bushnell (1855-1946) was one of the youngest women to become a medical doctor and missionary serving first in China and later with the Women’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) where she headed the social purity program. Her work with the WCTU involved exposing the plight of trafficked girls and women imprisoned in brothels in the United States and India. An ardent Christian activist who believed that social action and evangelism were inseparable events, Bushnell challenged the collusion of flawed Bible translations that legitimized and leveraged male dominance that distorted Christian faith, practice, and social ethic. This workshop will consider the legacy of Dr. Bushnell’s work in Bible translation as she established an egalitarian theology and worldview. 

Women in History and Theology: Olivet University
November 05, 2017 - November 09, 2017

This course explores the leadership, theological contributions and experiences of women from the Old Testament period through the twentieth century. In each era, we will also consider the historical, theological, and philosophical assumptions and events that supported, or more often, limited the fullest participation of women’s gifts and leadership in church and religious life.

As the church continues to consider the scope of service and leadership open to women in the church and marriage, this course will explore the significance gender has played in shaping theology, ministry and Christian life. Readings, class discussion, multi-media and assignments will enable students to critique the significance of gender in the life of the church today.

"Women in Church History and Theology" at the Olivet Doctoral Colloquium
November 05, 2017 - November 05, 2017

Dr. Mimi Haddad will travel to Olivet Theological College in November to teach her course, "Women in Church History and Theology," which covers the unique contributions women have made to the church from the first century through the late 20th century. Such advances usually happened despite official impediments to women’s spiritual leadership and active ministry.  The course highlights conflicts women faced raised by doctrine, traditions, and practices of the church and as well as issues of ethnic and racial bias.

As the church continues to consider the scope of service and leadership open to women in the church and marriage, this course will explore the significance gender has played in shaping theology, ministry, and Christian life. Readings, class discussion, multi-media, and assignments will enable students to critique the significance of gender in the life of the church today.

The Case for Biblical Equality
October 25, 2017 - October 25, 2017

Dr. Mimi Haddad appeared on Influence magazine's Influence Podcast. In this episode, Influence magazine executive editor George P. Wood talks to Mimi about the whys and hows of biblical equality, the notion that God calls and empowers both men and women for leadership in home, church, and society. You can listen to the podcast on Influence magazine's website.